Settle

NCM40138 — September 23, 2014

  1. Settle (10:12)
  2. We Are Not All In This Together (9:17)
  3. Welding For Freedom (9:42)
  4. Spring (10:03)
  5. Bend Towards Light (9:30)
  6. Coda (2:03)

Produced by Ken Thomson
Recorded by Damon Whittemore at Flux Studios, NY, May 16-17, 2012
Mixed by Damon Whittemore at Valvetone Studios, NY, December 11-13, 2012
Mastered by Phillip Klum Mastering, January 2013

NCM40138 — September 23, 2014

Ken Thomson

Settle

Combining the sounds of improvisation-filled chamber jazz with the lucidity of contemporary classical composition – infused with distortion-laden twists that reveal the band’s embrace of rock influences — Ken Thomson and Slow/Fast bring new ideas to small-group jazz. Settle, the band’s second album (released September 23, 2014 on NCM East records), exhibits the kind of stylistic breadth and alert experimentation that one would expect from a leader famed for his work in both the worlds of new jazz and contemporary classical music. Vivid composition rather than head-solo-head norms prevail here, lending the album a freshness that leads the listener on a journey to unexplored, yet inviting, sonic landscapes. Alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and composer Thomson -— a co-founder of the acclaimed band Gutbucket and a recent addition to the Bang On A Can All-Stars — digs deeper into uncharted musical realms with the visionary quintet that includes trumpeter Russ Johnson, guitarist Nir Felder, bassist Adam Armstrong and drummer Fred Kennedy.

  • Band Members
  • Ken Thomson Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
  • Russ Johnson Trumpet
  • Nir Felder Guitar
  • Adam Armstrong Bass
  • Fred Kennedy Drums

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